291 Route 22 East
Lebanon, NJ 08833
TEL: (908) 253-3444
FAX: (908) 575-1660
David W. Burden, Ph.D., President
Dr. Burden founded Biotechnology Training & Consulting (BT and C) in 1987 in response to the demand for technical support and training in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. In this realm, he has worked as a biotechnology consultant and educator since 1984. His research interests are in microbial gene expression as relates to physiology, while consulting interests include projects in product application development, assay development, bioremediation, and product/process troubleshooting. He is versed in microbiology, molecular genetics, and separation.
Dr. Burden co-authored the book "Biotechnology: Proteins to PCR" and is editor of the Biotechnology Training Institute Series of technical manuals. Dr. Burden earned a doctorate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University.
The following is a summary of Dr. Burden's background.
1/90 - Present, Contract Scientist, BT and C, Inc., Life Science Contract Research and Consulting, Bridgewater, NJ
Contract research was the principle activity of BT and C by the late 1990s. Projects listed in appendix. Major efforts include:
1/87 - Present, President, BT and C, Inc., Life Science Contract Research and Consulting, Bridgewater, NJ
BT and C was originally established as a biotechnology continuing education organization and evolved into contract research and consulting services. Major accomplishments:
11/98 - Present, Principal, OPS Diagnostics, LLC, Custom Laboratory Products, Bridgewater, NJ
OPS Diagnostics was founded as an avenue for developing scientific products with commercial applications. Major accomplishments:
10/96 - 12/99, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Group/Acting Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Revco Technologies, A Division of SPX Corporation, Asheville, NC
1/84 - 10/99, Continuing Professional Educator through Rutgers University and BT and C, Inc.
8/86 - 6/91, Resident Counselor, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
9/84 - 8/89, Graduate & Teaching Assistant/Instructor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
11/82 - 6/84, Chemistry and Biology Teacher, Dunellen High School, Dunellen, NJ
12/81 - 6/82, Biology and Marine Science Teacher, Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, NJ
Doctor of Philosophyin Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, January 1994, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Bachelor of Science in Biology/Microbiology, May 1981, Cook College, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
: Teacher of Science (Comprehensive K-12)
Honors - George H. Cook Scholar, Dean's List (78-81), Alpha Tau Alpha (President)
Isothermal Nucleic Amplification System: Cited in continuance
Theobald Smith Society, Local ASM Chapter, Counselor - 2000-2003.
Publications & Abstracts
Piorkowski, A., G. Vaghani, W. Fithian, and D. Burden. 2002. Evaluation of methods for the high-throughput mechanical disruption of biological samples for nucleic acid extraction. Plant, Animal & Microbe Genomes X Conference, January, San Diego, CA.
Zhang, P., C.J. Gebhart, D. Burden, and G.E. Duhamel. 2000. Improved diagnosis of porcine enteropathy caused by Lawsonia intracellularis using polymerase chain reaction-enzyme-linked oligosorbent assay (PCR-ELOSA). Molecular & Cellular Probes Apr 14(3): 101-8.
Zhang, P., C.J. Gebhart, M.R. Mathiesen, D. Burden, and G.E. Duhamel. 1999. Diagnosis of porcine proliferative enteropathy caused by Lawsonia intracellularis using polymerase chain reaction-enzyme-linked oligosorbent assay (PCR-ELOSA). Eightieth Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. November, Chicago, IL.
Burden, D.W., C.O. Daus, C. Lamb, and C. Grant. 1998. Parameters affecting the variability of cell based assays. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. May. Atlanta, GA.
Burden, D.W. and D. Whitney. 1995. Biotechnology: Proteins to PCR. Birkhäuser, Boston.
Burden, D.W. and D.E. Eveleigh. 1990. The effect of deleting the MEL1 UASG on the expression of galactose utilization. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. May. Anaheim, CA.
Burden, D.W. and D.E. Eveleigh. 1990. Yeasts - Diverse substrates and products. In: J.F.T. Spencer and D.M. Spencer (eds.), Yeast Technology. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 199-227.
Burden, D.W. 1989. Development of a comprehensive sanitarian training program in New Jersey. National Environ. Health Assoc. Annual Convention. June. Seattle, WA.
Burden, D., J.A. Cuccurullo, and D.E. Eveleigh. 1989. Expression of indigenous and recombinant melibiase genes in yeast fermentations with mixed carbon sources. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. May. New Orleans. LA.
Burden, D.W. and D.E. Eveleigh. 1987. Construction of a petite, G418 resistant Saccharomyces uvarum. Society for Industrial Microbiology Annual Convention. August. Baltimore, MD.
“Molecular Biology Methods for Biomaterials Evaluation.” April 22, 1998. Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Invited speaker.
“Covalent Immobilization of Oligonucleotides to Pre-activated Surfaces for Use in Rapid DNA Probe Assays.” April 16, 1996. 1996 Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
“Sanitarians: Are they born or created? A review of the Rutgers Environment & Public Health training course.” January 19, 1989. New Jersey Health Officers Assoc., General Membership Meeting. Flemington, NJ
Recombinant DNA Techniques: An Introductory Laboratory Course. August 1990. Office of Professional Continuing Education, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Also held 6/90, 1/90, 10/89, 6/89, 1/89, 6/88, 1/88, 8/87, and 1/87.
Interdisciplinary Environmental Education Workshop at Nantucket, MA. April 8-12, 1985. Office of Professional Continuing Education, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Also held 4/80 and 4/79.